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Are you looking for more resources on how you can fund your college education? We know what a great value your Mount education is, but we also understand that you want to graduate without worrying about how you can pay for it all, so we've collected some resources to help you find other sources of funding.

Scholarship opportunities for all students

While we believe that the resources on this page are worthwhile, we do not guarantee the authenticity of the information and/or websites, and do not endorse the information or services offered. Remember, never pay to apply for a scholarship, and be wary of scholarship matching services. For more information read Finaid.org's article about scholarship scams.

Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc. Scholarship

This one-semester scholarship is for children who have had a parent catastrophically injured or killed in an employment related injury. Students may reapply each semester for additional financial support opportunities.

  • Eligibility: Students must be between 16-25 years old and have had a substantial decline in family income due to parent with catastrophic injury or disease.
  • Amount of Scholarship: Varies
  • Due Date: Varies
Application and additional information available at https://www.kidschance-md.org/sponsor/

LA Tutors Innovation in Education Scholarship

Write an essay and you could win $500.

  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled student attending college in the U.S.A.; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: The 20th of each month.
For more information and to apply, visit: www.latutors123.com/scholarship/ >

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Apply online and submit a short essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: High school seniors or college undergraduates with a GPA 3.0 or higher.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: Four times a year: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31
For more information and to apply, visit: www.opploans.com/scholarship/ >

The Youthist Scholarship

Complete the online application and submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any U.S. high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate students.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: August 1, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.theyouthist.com/scholarship/

Lowenberg & Kumar Scholarship

Submit a 750-1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student who will be enrolled or currently enrolled full-time with a 3.0GPA or higher. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: November 1, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.thetexastriallawyers.com/#scholarship

Help Your Loved One Scholarship

Complete their application for your chance to win! 

  • Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: May 1, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.seniorlivinghelp.org/senior-living/help-your-loved-one-scholarship/

Make Us Laugh Scholarship

Submit a comedic video for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: May 31 and December 31, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.ownagepranks.com/scholarship/

Conex Boxes Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any Full-time, U.S. undergraduate student currently pursuing a degree in business, business management, marketing/advertising, or similar fields.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: October 31, every year
For more information and to apply, visit: https://conexboxes.com/scholarship/

Morgan Stanley Richard B. Fisher Scholarship Program

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Students must be currently enrolled as a sophomore or junior at an undergraduate institution.
  • Amount of Scholarship: Varies
  • Due Date: December 6, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/morgan-stanley-richard-b-fisher-scholarship-program/

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology*

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any minority undergraduate students from across North America.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $4,500
  • Due Date: December 13, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/minority-scholarship-in-classics-and-classical-archaeology/

*Denotes scholarship that targets minority populations

Express Scripts Scholarship

Register online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in a dual degree program related to pharmacy
  • Amount of Scholarship: $10,000
  • Due Date: September 30, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/minority-scholarships/African-American-scholarships/express-scripts-scholarship/

Simmrin Law Group Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Submit a 500 - 1,000 word essay for your chance to win. 

  • Eligibility: Current undergraduate or graduate students with a 3.0 GPA or higher. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
  • Due Date: June 15, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.simmrinlawgroup.com/entrepreneurial-scholarship/

LendUp Opportunity Scholarship

Submit a short 500 word essay for your chance to win. 

  • Eligibility: Any legal U.S. resident who is enrolled full time in high school or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional or trade school with a 3.0 GPA or higher. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: Four times a year: September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.lendup.com/scholarship?utm_swu=2632

The Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution & Accounting Firm Scholarship

Complete the online application for your chance to win. 

  • Eligibility: Any current or soon-to-be student who has had his or her family’s life altered because of tax controversies (back taxes owed, audits, etc.).
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: Varies
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.traviswatkins.com/scholarship/

Anidjar & Levine Community Service Scholarship

Submit a 500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled in or formally accepted to an accredited U.S. community college, college, or university undergraduate or graduate degree program with a history of serving their community in a volunteer role.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: June 15, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.anidjarlevine.com/community-service-scholarship/2020/

Cash Cars Buyer Scholarship

Submit a 1000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled in a full-time degree program at an accredited school.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: August 15, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.cashcarsbuyer.com/scholarship/

Shape the Future Scholarship

Submit a 600 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student with a passion for travel and business with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: January 1st & June 30th (every year)
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.campervanfinder.com/scholarship/

Travel Photography and Savings Scholarship

Take a photo from vacation and write the destination for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any current student or planning to enroll as an undergraduate or graduate student in Fall 2020.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: August 1, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.johnnyjet.com/scholarship/

Computer Hardware Engineering Scholarship

Complete a short essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any US high school, university or college student studying computer science, engineering and related areas.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: September 1, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.integrasources.com/scholarship/

City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship

Complete the online application for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any college student who is enrolled by the fall semester of 2020 with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: July 31, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.cityproperty.com/phoenix#scholarship-link

Teachinguide Online Learning Scholarship

Submit a 1,500 - 2,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any college student of any accredited college or university in the United States of America.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: August 1, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://teachinguide.com/scholarship

Remembering a Life Scholarship

Complete the online requirements for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any college student enrolled or planning to enroll with a 3.0 GPA or higher. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: May 31, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.memorials.com/Scholarship-information.php

Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship

Complete the online application for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any current high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate students who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
  • Due Date: August 1, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.michaelmoodyfitness.com/student-scholarship-chicago/

Perfect Dog Breeds Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any current college student.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: June 1, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.perfectdogbreeds.com/scholarship/

The Green Meadow Scholarship

Submit a 500-600 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any current high school senior or undergraduate student.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: May 31, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.greenmeadowmemorials.com/scholarship-opportunity

Kompare It Scholarship

Write a 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: September 30, every year

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.kompareit.com/scholarship.html

Mattress Nerd's Sustainability Scholarship

Write a 500-1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: April 1, every year

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.mattressnerd.com/scholarship/

Project Hatch Scholarship

Submit a short essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student accepted by or currently attending an accredited college for a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in the United States.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: June 15, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.projecthatch.co/project-hatch-scholarship

Repair Advise Scholarship

Submit a short essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student accepted by or currently attending an accredited college for a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in the United States.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: June 15, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://repairadvise.com.sg/scholarships/

Responsify Scholarship

Submit a 800-1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: October 5, every year

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.responsify.com/scholarship/

Boster Scholarship

Submit a 500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student with an interest in pursuing or continuing a 4-year academic program related to Biology Technology with a minimum 3.40 GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: October 31, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.bosterbio.com/scholarships

Vegas Odds Scholarship

Submit a 500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student accepted by or currently attending an accredited college as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the United States with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: June 15, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://vegasodds.com/scholarship/

Manuals Brain Scholarship

Submit a short essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student accepted by or currently attending an accredited college for a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in the United States.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: June 15, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://manualsbrain.com/en/scholarship/

RDC Paving the Way Scholarship

Submit a 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any full-time or part-time student.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: October 15, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.rdcpaving.com/scholarship-program/

Business Studies Scholarship

Submit a 750 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student accepted or enrolled into a college or university degree program.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
  • Due Date: May 1, 2020 and November 1, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.valuewalk.com/value-investing-2/

USA Corporate Services Inc. Scholarship

Submit a one page essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled, or plan to be enrolled during the upcoming academic semester at a US university as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: May 31, 2020 

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.usa-corporate.com/usa-corporate-scholarship/

Thomas Law Office Scholarship

Submit a 500+ word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student currently attending or plan to attend their first year of college or graduate school in the upcoming fall semester.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: July 17, 2020 

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.thomaslawoffices.com/scholarship/

Tech Opera Scholarship

Submit a 1,200 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any full-time undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: July 30, 2020 

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.techopera.com/scholarship/

Credit Sesame Financial Literacy Scholarship

Complete the online requirements for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any full-time undergraduate at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
  • Due Date: October 30, 2020 

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.creditsesame.com/scholarship/

Go To and Learn Scholarship

Submit an essay of 1,200 words or more for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any currently enrolled student with a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: July 30, 2020 

For more information and to apply, visit: https://gotoandlearn.com/gotoandlearn-scholarship/

Insane Growth Scholarship

Complete the online application for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any current students or rising freshman. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
  • Due Date: June 1, 2020 

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.insanegrowth.com/scholarship/

5Estimates.com Scholarship

Submit a 400 or more word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student can apply.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: May 30, 2020 

For more information and to apply, visit: https://5estimates.com/scholarship/

American Acne Foundation: Teen Essay Scholarship

Submit a short essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any current undergraduate or graduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: August 15, 2020 

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.acnefoundation.org/teen-essay-scholarship/

Shrager & Sach's Law Firm Scholarship

Submit a short essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student currently in their first year or plan on attending undergraduate or graduate school for their first year.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: July 17, 2020 

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.shragerlaw.com/scholarship/

Whitney, LLP's Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student currently pursuing is either a J.D. or a qualifying undergraduate degree in pre-law, political science, or paralegal studies is required
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
  • Due Date: August 1, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://whitneyfirm.com/about/whitney-llp-annual-1500-scholarship/

Community Hero Scholarship

Submit a 500 or less word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student who has completed at least 20 hours of community service in 2019.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $5,000
  • Due Date: July 3, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/1000115/community-hero-scholarship/

Veteran Hero Scholarship

Submit a 500 or less word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student who is a retired, honorably discharged or active duty service member of the United States military or have a family member of such service.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $5,000
  • Due Date: July 3, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/1000111/veteran-hero-scholarship/

Rise Up First Generation Student Scholarship

Submit a 500 or less word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student who is the first in their family to attend college.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $5,000
  • Due Date: July 3, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/1000114/rise-up-first-generation-student-scholarship/

PNC Student Lending Scholarship

Complete the online application for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student attending an eligible U.S. college or university.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
  • Due Date: June 1 and December 1, every year

For more information and to apply, visit: https://pnc.financialliteracy101.org/scholarship/

McMath Woods P.A. Scholarship

Submit a 500 or more word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student who is currently in their first year of college or will be in their first year during the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: July 17, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.mcmathlaw.com/scholarship/

Phoenix Bats Scholarship

Submit a 1,000-2,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student with experience in baseball.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $500
  • Due Date: July 25, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://phoenixbats.com/scholarship

Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship

Submit a 700-800 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled or will be enrolled. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: August 1, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://patrickhenrymaddrenscholarship.com/

The Arlington Capital Management Scholarship

Submit a 700-800 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any US-based students looking for tuition assistance.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: October 1, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://arlingtoncapitalmanagementscholarship.com/

Info Tracer Scholarship

Submit a 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled in the 2020/21 school year with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: October 31, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://infotracer.com/scholarships/

MMA Scholarship

Submit an 800 – 1,500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any high school senior or college/university student is eligible to participate.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $900
  • Due Date: November 15, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://middleeasy.com/scholarships/

Zippia Scholarship

Submit a 500 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Open to any college, university, associates program, junior college, vocational school, or high school students.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: December 31, 2020
For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.zippia.com/research/scholarship/

Destination Scanner Scholarship

Complete online requirements for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a full time degree program in an accredited college or graduate school.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: September 30, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://destinationscanner.com/destination-scanner-scholarship/

Ivy Panda Scholarship

Submit a 500-700 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any high school senior or college/university student is eligible to participate.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
  • Due Date: May 31, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://ivypanda.com/scholarship-writing

The Earnest Scholarship

Apply online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled or will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in Fall 2020.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $5,000 to 50 winners!
  • Due Date: May 31, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.earnest.com/student-loans/scholarship

Legit Essay Writing Services Scholarship

Submit a 1,500+ word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled or will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
  • Due Date: December 15, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://legitwritingservice.com/legit-essay-writing-services-scholarship/

PixelPlex Sxholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled or will be enrolled as an undergraduate student with field of study related to science, technology, engineering, math, economics or business. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
  • Due Date: June 5 and December 5, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://pixelplex.io/scholarship/

R3 Stem Cell Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled with a current GPA of 2.5 or higher. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
  • Due Date: December 31, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://r3stemcell.com/scholarship/

SunTec Auto Glass Scholarship

Submit a 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student enrolled or will be enrolled with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. 
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
  • Due Date: December 15, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.suntecautoglass.com/scholarship.html

Brad Beman Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any high school senior or college/university student is eligible to participate.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: April 1, 2021

For more information and to apply, visit: https://bradbemangrant.com/

Jet Future Business Leaders Scholarship

Apply online for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any graduating high school senior and currently enrolled college students who are interested in pursuing a career in business.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $750
  • Due Date: July 31, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://jetsurety.com/scholarship

Cancer Awareness Scholarship

Submit a 500 - 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

  • Eligibility: Any student or loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
  • Due Date: December 15, 2020

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.dallascaraccidentlawyers.net/cancer-awareness-scholarship/

Residents of Maryland

Residents of Maryland may be eligible for state-sponsored, need-based grants or scholarships. Many of the programs require your FAFSA to be filed before March 1 of each year and may also require a separate application for the scholarship.

Educational Assistance (EA) Grants

The EA Grant is awarded to students with low to moderate family income. The average grant for Mount St. Mary's University students has been $3,000. Your FAFSA form must be completed by March 1 to be considered.Visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission for specific eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships

The average scholarship for Mount St. Mary's University students ranges up to $2,000. Contact your local representatives for information on how to apply, you can find members of the Maryland General Assembly on their website.

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FAFSA on the Web

FAFSA on the Web is a resource center for federal aid and the FAFSA. Remember, the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form required by the university and can be completed online. The Mount's School Code is 002086.

The Smart Guide to Financial Aid

The Smart Guide to Financial Aid from FinAid.com is a comprehensive guide to all things federal aid and is full of resources and online calculators for loans.

Nerd Wallet

Nerd Wallet is a guide to federal aid and has loan calculators and guidance with completing the FAFSA.

AffordableColleges

AffordableColleges focuses on scholarships that are available for minority students.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Hispanic Scholarship Fund focuses on scholarships and resources that are available to students of Hispanic heritage.

CollegeScholarships.org

CollegeScholarships.org focuses on scholarships and resources that are available to students of Hispanic heritage.